I am originally from Menomonie, WI. I attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and graduated in 2001 with a degree in History and Broadfield Social Studies. I substitute taught in Menomonie until late 2003. In 2004, I joined the U.S. Army and served in the Corps of Engineers until 2006. In 2007 I began graduate school at UW-Stout and completed my degree in 2009 in Education with certification in Special Education. I also married my wife Heidi during the summer of 2009. From 2009 until 2014 I taught in rural Alaska working with Athabaskan and Siberian Yupik students. We then moved to Upton, Wyoming and I taught at the high school level there for the next two years. We then decided it was time to move closer to family and our roots and we are very happy to have moved back to our home state. I am very happy to be working for the Williams Bay School District.
When not working with high school students I enjoy spending time with my family. I have two sons, Otto and Max. I also enjoy hunting, fishing, baseball, and football.